Paramount confirmed that Eddie Murphy will star in a sequel to “Coming to America,” set to hit theaters next year. Craig Brewer will direct and Kenya Barris is executive producing.

In the original, Murphy played an African prince [Akeem] who comes to Queens, New York to avoid an arranged marriage. The film also starred James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley and John Amos.

Little has been revealed about the new plot, though reports have stated that: “Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.”

The as-yet untitled “Coming to America” sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2020.

Coming to America 2 gets August 2020 release date


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